I am very happy with the free software and updates that Synology provides
Steve Masuch, Amazon
11 May 2015
Summary: I've been using the 8 bay Synology NAS box with (6) 4TB drives for over a year with no problems. It is the fastest NAS I have used, and will saturate a gigabit Ethernet connection. The expansion boxes seem overpriced for what they are.
Summary: Best thing since slice bread.. DSM is always getting updated, and is such a nice user interface. you can compilie apps to work with this , and any synolgy unit. very pleased. it's on 24/7. very little sound. upgrade the memory though.. more the merrier.
we researched various NAS's to find one that would be easy to deploy and maintain
Mike B., Amazon
25 February 2015
Summary: When our SnapServer brand NAS started to show signs that it was on its last leg, we researched various NAS's to find one that would be easy to deploy and maintain. The Synology DiskStation seemed to fit the bill.
Couldn't be happier. I would have preferred larger hard drives
DalGoda "DalGoda", Amazon
8 February 2015
Summary: Couldn't be happier. I would have preferred larger hard drives, but 24 TB is nothing to sniff at. Besides with Synology's Ultra RAID, you can replace a drive at a time with a larger unit until you've swapped them all. Easy to use interface, and it emails me to warn when updates are ready to install.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a DS1513+....I wanted to leverage SSD Caching, which by Synology spec, requires 2 SSD Drives. As the 5-bay model would only allow for 3 bays to be used, and I prefer RAID 6, well, testing confirmed I needed more bays - hence the DS1813+.
Summary: This is a pretty nice device with many features. However, Synology’s support is awful. If you call them for support, they will ask you to go through their web documentation which is very old and irrelevant or they will ask you to send them an email with your issue.
Summary: This is my 4th Synology NAS (they are all still in use). Whatever use you think you have for a NAS, spend the difference now for a bigger more powerful model than you think you'll need because these units do so much that you will end up using it for much moire than you had imagined.
Summary: Awesome device. I have several Synology NASs, and this one takes the cake. Normally i get them empty and set up my own drives. I have to say, having it preconfigured is way easier, and saves hours and hours of time. Basically you unpack the unit, plug it in, and you are done.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my DS412+. I needed more space to put all my externals in one place. As soon as the move is done, I will move the drives from the 412 to the 1813 to give me around 18Tb (8 x 3Tb Toshiba drives).
Pros: Great product. Solid build. Made mostly of metal (drive trays are plastic but seem to be durable). Trays are screw-less or you can use the supplied screws to mount the drives. Quite for a unit this size. Runs cool. Very low power usage for the size as well. Will do just about anything. Synology's...
Cons: Wished it had an option to dim the power, net and status LEDs, they are a little bright to have in low or dark room (for watching movie etc...).